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Desolation Jests
Desolation Jests

Sir David Jason and Rory Bremner will star in comedy sketch-show, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this December.

Jason and Bremner will pair up to perform in Desolation Jests, a radio comedy show featuring unconventional sketches in a variety of styles, framed in a dark, surreal and joke-filled imitation interview format. There will be four episodes of Desolation Jests, played out over four week. The first episode is due for broadcast Tuesday 13 December, 2016 at 11pm.

Of the show, David Jason says: “I am delighted to be able to say that we will be giving the Radio 4 audience some comic gems from the pen of the great David Renwick who fortunately has not got One Foot in the Grave. There is more to Renwick than Victor Meldrew and we’ll be there to prove it.”

Sir David Jason and Rory Bremner will star in BBC Radio 4 comedy, Desolation Jests
Sir David Jason and Rory Bremner will star in BBC Radio 4 comedy, Desolation Jests

The full synopsis of the episode as listed on the BBC Radio 4 website reads:

David Jason stars alongside John Bird, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner in David Renwick’s dark and quirky new comedy sketch show that takes a not-altogether-factual look at the history of comedy….
What comedy sketches would you most want at your side to face the end of the world? This week interviewer J.P Doom interviews Frankie “Flesh Eater” Harris about a life at the top of the Most Wanted list, and discusses what sketch-based chuckles he would choose to lighten his heart if he found himself stranded in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The show includes clips from spurious comedy greats such as Mace and Dixon’s “the Fiancée of Frankenstein” sketch; the ultimate Mastermind parody from Jenkin Spleen and Helena Handcart; and the fast-talking lunacy of the Klutz Brothers’ classic “A Day at the Proctologists”.

We cannot wait to hear the full series.